Weekly Bulletin 19th May 2019

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PARISH NEWS

AFRICA DAY MASS ON SUNDAY 26TH MAY AT 7.30pm

Africans from many countries will celebrate the Gospel Choir Mass with song and drums and prayer African style.

All are welcome, bring rhythm!

GARDINER STREET PARISH SUMMER BOOK CLUB Looking for a good book to read this summer?

Interested in books on spirituality and share them with others?

Looking forward to knowing more about Ignatian Spirituality?

Come join us!

This Summer we will be reading and reflecting on “Alone and on Foot” by Brian Grogan sj. Meetings will take place every Thursday of June. The book will shortly be available in the Parish Repository at the price of €14,95

If you are interested, please let us know by email (SFXgardinerstreet@otlook.com) or by phone 01 8363 411

ALL ARE WELCOME MASS

On Third Sunday of each month, at 3:30 pm the Avila Carmelite Retreat Centre celebrates Mass with a particular welcome for LGBT people, their parents, family members and friends followed by chat over tea and coffee.

Avila Carmelite Retreat Centre: Bloomfield Avenue (off Morehampton Road) Donnybrook, Dublin 4. More information: www.allarewelcomemass.com

LGBT people, their family members and friend are also welcome in Gardiner Street Parish. Parishioners are invited to submit ideas on pastoral care for our LGBT brothers and sisters.

CHRISTUS VIVIT! CHRIST IS ALIVE!! A Reflective Symposium of Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation to Young People. This symposium is for Youth Leaders, Mentors and Young Adults.

Morning will be led by Gerard Gallagher and Brother Martin Bennett Ofm Cap. On Saturday 25th May in St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, from 9:30 – 1.00pm.  Hosted by the Diocesan Foundational Leadership Programme and The Young Church Dublin. – For more information please email: st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie 

 OASIS DAY – 13 JULY 2019

Step aside from the ordinary into the lovely surroundings of Manresa House for an Oasis Day. Each day takes place in an atmosphere of silence and comprises a number of elements: reflections, guided meditations, prayer and an opportunity to meet with a spiritual director; a celebration of the Eucharist concludes each day.
Accommodation may be available on the night before or after an Oasis Day. 

Please email reception@manresa.ie or phone (01) 833 1352 for more information or to make a booking.

SPIRITUAL EXERCISES INVITES YOU TO ENCOUNTER GOD ENCOUNTERING YOU. Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life is a version of the Spiritual Exercises designed for people who cannot be away for 30 days to do the Exercises as they were practiced originally. The Exercises are extended over several months, and the retreatants do weekly prayer practices, readings, and meditations. The Exercises in Daily Life have the advantage of facilitating the integration of secular life into the life of faith and prayer. For more information: Tel (01) 8331352 or reception@manresa.ie

COLLECTIONS: Last week’s Collections, Church €633, Share €395 Thank you.  The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.

TROCAIRE COLLECTION was €879 Thanks for your generosity.